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This year
France beat New Zealand in opening game of the Rugby World Cup
Fabien Galthié’s men scored two second-half tries to finish over the top of the Kiwis.
Ten-man Fulham earn shock late point at Arsenal
Joao Palhinha’s 87th-minute strike was enough for the visitors to take a point away from the Emirates.
Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
Plenty for fans to enjoy this weekend.
'Farrell has been retired if you read the media, which is ridiculous'
The England captain has been facing criticism again.
Is Super Rugby's new 'Yellow Card Upgrade' system the answer?
Speaking on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra, ex-Ireland analyst Eoin Toolan welcomed the change.
Last year
'You've got to give Gibson-Park that leeway to play how he feels the momentum'
The Leinster man has become a key player for Ireland under Andy Farrell.
'It's absolutely cruel but I don't know what else they could do'
Munster came out on the wrong side of rugby’s latest penalty shoot-out.
Calling readers of The42: Help us plan our future
We want your input into how our sports journalism can best serve you.
'The Leinster wins are nearly becoming too frequent for this to be a rivalry anymore'
The latest episode of Rugby Weekly Extra for members of The42 dug into Leinster’s win in Limerick.
All time
Enjoy 50% off The42 membership in our flash sale - this weekend only
You have until Monday to avail of our incredible offer.
It’s your last chance to enjoy 50% off The42 membership in our flash sale
You have until the end of the day to avail of our incredible offer.
Here's what is coming up for members of The42 this week
We go again…
Andy Farrell's Ireland show promise but hard work is still ahead
The lineout and scrum were superb during this championship but there’s lots of work to do elsewhere.
Here are the benefits your membership of The42 will deliver this week
Another busy week lies ahead…
'Unfortunately, Connacht just made the wrong decision in this case'
The final scrum offered Andy Friend’s men a 15v13 chance to win late on against Munster.
Give the gift of The42 to the sports fan in your life this Christmas...
Need a Secret Santa present for someone who knows their pillar positions from their Pillar Caffreys? We’ve got the solution to your problems.
Something for everyone in the audience: Here's what's on the menu for The42 members this week
Get ready for another big week…
'Gibson-Park has the potential to cause defences a huge amount of problems'
The Ireland scrum-half came in for praise on this week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
Here's what you can expect from your membership of The42 this week
Sportswriting chat, GAA icons, a coaching masterclass and another journey through space and time.
Your support for The42 means more than ever
We’re committed to telling the story of Irish sport each day despite these uncertain times.
Join The42 for a special Guinness Six Nations event to preview Ireland's clash with France
We’re hosting a night of rugby chat at Dublin’s DTwo Bar on Thursday, 12 March.
This is what you can expect from your membership of The42 this week
Everyone’s joined up already, yeah?
Love The42? Become a member and support your favourite sports news source
Members will receive a load of cool benefits but – relax, comment section – nothing will change on the site.
'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'
Dubs footballer star Philly McMahon recalls growing up in Ballymun in the 1980s and ’90s.
'I was asked dozens of times in the aftermath what was it like to lose £2 million on a rugby match'
Remembering Harry Findlay’s ill-advised bet on a New Zealand-France match.
The42's first book Behind The Lines is full of great Irish sports stories... and out now
If you like sportswriting, you’ll love this.
Looking good does not make you an expert - why online training is a trap
Sarah Cremen is not staunchly against online training, but there are better ways to spend your money.
Poll: Will you watch Conor McGregor take on Floyd Mayweather?
Give it to us straight. Honest answers only.
'Walking out at the Maracana brought a tear to me eye. I never had those moments with GB'
Ollie Dingley is an Irish athlete, he’s proud to represent Ireland and has once again reiterated his desire to put Ireland on the diving map.
The Redzone: Does a mild card weekend mean we need more or less playoff teams?
Roger Goodell wants more teams in the postseason, but is it a good idea?
John Kavanagh previews UFC 202 on the night before Conor McGregor's huge Nate Diaz rematch
The stakes are high in Vegas this weekend.
10 last-minute tips from someone who's better at Fantasy Football than you
Winner of The42′s league last year, Mark McGettigan, shares his thoughts on the popular game.
Join us for the Ireland-France game with Off The Ball and win a trip to Edinburgh
We’re lining out with guests like Keith Wood and Shane Jennings before the big game in the Aviva.
FAQs for The42: Answering your questions about our big plans for the future
We’re changing our name and growing our team.
We're changing from to The42... here's why
We’ve big plans for 2015.